I have a piece up today on WeHeartWriting - 'Writing is Not a Spectator Sport'. It's something I feel strongly about. We seem to have lost the assumption that we are creators and have settled for being consumers.
"The arts have become spectator sports. We read, we watch, we peruse, we listen. And if we ‘do’, its value is measured in money or clicks or fame. And I think that’s wrong. [...] The act of creating is an end in itself, whether you are ‘good’ at it or not. It should be done for its own sake."